Friends and family gather for the launch of the Butterflute, a Shellback dinghy, which was won by Victoria Colella at Galilee Harbor's 30th Anniversary celebration. The boat was gifted to Daniel and Isaac Colella Cervantes, Victoria'a nephews, who are learning to sail her in the warm waters off the coast of Southern California.
Enjoy the video! - Victoria
This boat is built of mahogany plywood which makes it very durable and lightweight. Great for sailing or rowing. Her traditonal lug rig is easy to handle and her stable hull design keeps her from easily tipping over while underway by sail or oar.
Boat builder, Anton Hotner with Victoria at Maritime Days.
The Butterflute is launched next to Valhalla Signworks in Sausalito.
Handmade with natural materials..the best!
Sister Christine and nephew Daniel sailing the Butterflute in the LA Harbor.
Celebrate good times - Victoria Colella won the big prize - a handbuilt skiff by Anton Hottner - at Maritime Days."